Maths - Splitting an equation understanding helpWatch
-bx/2 ax-kax kbx=-b/2 3a
Where a,b are vectors and x and k are scalar quantities where Im trying to find the value of k.
I read that you can split this equation into two simultaneous equations:
I know how to solve this by substitution however I dont understand how the equation can be split into the pair of simultaneous equations. How can the long equation be split into two? Any help in understanding why and how we can do this and maybe give me a few other examples of equations where this can happen. Thanks
In the example you used, the two unlike vectors a and b have been split into simultaneous equations so you can get the vectors in the form of the scalar quantities.